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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10748–10756

Entanglement swapping using telecom-band photons generated in fibers

Hiroki Takesue and Benjamin Miquel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10748-10756 (2009)

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We report the first entanglement swapping experiment using entangled photon-pair sources based on spontaneous four-wave mixing (SFWM). The 1.5-µm band entangled photon pairs generated by SFWM in two independent 500-m dispersion shifted fibers exhibited quantum interference, thanks to the negligible walk-off between the pump and photon pairs. The use of 500-MHz gated-mode InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiodes based on the sine-wave gating technique increased the fourfold coincidence rate. As a result, the formation of an entanglement between photons from independent sources was successfully observed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2009
Published: June 11, 2009

Hiroki Takesue and Benjamin Miquel, "Entanglement swapping using telecom-band photons generated in fibers," Opt. Express 17, 10748-10756 (2009)

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